Ricky Martin came out on his website a couple days ago, surprising exactly no one. He should have done this years ago, back when it would have been interesting. In this post-Ellen world, being lied to by blatantly queer but closeted celebrities gets boring real fast.
BBC News reports on speculation about the timing of Martin’s revelation:
Public relations expert Mark Borkowski said he suspected Martin might have been prompted to make his announcement to pre-empt a tabloid story on his private life.
“My suspicion is it needed to get out there quickly,” he told the BBC News website, pointing to Martin’s use of the instant messaging service Twitter.